Preschool Concert 2018

Our annual end-of-year concert is a great way to showcase the talent we have at Dance Habit. It also rewards students for their hard work by giving them the opportunity to dance on stage for their loved ones. The concert is not compulsory, but we strongly encourage participation as it is a truly wonderful experience for all involved. Together, we create memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. The excitement and magic generated by our annual concert is second to none!

Please read thoroughly and let us know if you have any questions.

* Note: Move with Me students do not participate in our end-of-year concerts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

Our Preschool Concert theme this year is DREAMS. We have split our Preschoolers into three groups/concerts in an effort to keep the event short for all families and to ensure sufficient availability of tickets.

WHY?

  • We have lots of Preschoolers (not surprising given our expert Preschool team that you’ve all grown to love)!
  • A separate show means the Dance Habit team can focus entirely on our youngest students during their concert experience.
  • We are committed to ensuring our end-of-year concert is stress-free and enjoyable for all families.
  • We appreciate that a shorter event is more practical for our Preschool families, many of which also have younger siblings.
  • Preschool families are still welcome to come and watch our children’s and adult school concert if they wish (and vice versa).

IS THIS YOUR FIRST CONCERT WITH US?

For first-time dance parents, we promise the preparation is worth it. We’ll be there every step of the way, so you know exactly what’s required (and when). Take a look at the DVD playing in the lounge (our 2017 concert) to get some insight into the event and don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions at any time!

WHEN IS THE PRESCHOOL CONCERT?

Sunday 26 August 2018

Preschoolers only dance in one concert. Please check below to confirm which concert your child is in and note that dancers are required early as we hold a dress rehearsal and take professional photos prior to each concert. Dress rehearsal is super important as it allows the children to familiarise themselves with the theatre and have a practice on the stage. Parents are not permitted to watch the dress rehearsal (unless volunteering as a backstage guardian) so you will have an hour or so to go and get a coffee/have a walk. Most studios hold dress rehearsal on a separate day but we like to make it nice and easy for you! We want to ensure all dancers feel confident on the day and it is important that no one feels rushed, so please be on time. Note that students who do not attend dress rehearsal may not be permitted to dance in the concert.

CONCERT #1 (Dancers required at 9.15am for photos and dress rehearsal, concert starts 10.30am)

  • Intro to Dance – Monday class
  • Hip Hop 3-4 years – Monday class
  • Hip Hop 4-5 years – Tuesday class
  • Fairies and Princes – Tuesday class
  • Intro to Dance – Thursday class
  • Fairies and Princes – Saturday class

CONCERT #2 (Dancers required at 11.30am for photos and dress rehearsal, concert starts at 12.45pm)

  • Fairies and Princes – Wednesday class
  • First Steps – Thursday class
  • Fairies and Princes – Thursday class
  • Intro to Dance – Friday class (9.20am)
  • Fairies and Princes – Friday class
  • Intro to Dance – Saturday class

CONCERT #3 (Dancers required at 1.45pm for photos and dress rehearsal, concert starts at 3.00pm)

  • Fairies and Princes – Monday class
  • First Steps – Tuesday class
  • Intro to Dance – Tuesday class
  • Intro to Dance – Wednesday class
  • Intro to Dance 4.5 years + – Friday class (11.15am)

WHERE IS THE CONCERT HELD?

This will be our first year hosting the Preschool Concert at the Altona Theatre. The Altona Theatre is located at 115 Civic Parade, Altona. The theatre has a carpark.

WHAT ARE THE TICKET PRICES AND HOW DO I ORDER?

Tickets go on sale Sunday 29 July at 9.00AM!

Before you book your tickets, please consider volunteering to assist backstage. The concert is not possible without parent volunteers. We require a minimum of two adults per class to chaperone the children backstage. Volunteers must have a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) and are required for the dress rehearsal prior to the performance and for the duration of the concert (approx 2 hours, 15 mins total).

Parent volunteers are able to share in the excitement with their child backstage – and you can watch from the side of the stage too! You will not require a ticket for the audience if you are volunteering backstage. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.

Audience tickets are only available to book online. A link will be provided here and via email soon. There are no limits per family and it will be first-in, first-served. This means that we will take no responsibility should tickets sell out. We will send reminders so please be sure to read newsletters and the noticeboard to avoid disappointment.

Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $18 for concession card holders and $12 for children. You do not need to purchase a ticket for performers. Children under two years do not need a ticket and may sit on a carer’s lap. Please leave prams in the car – there is minimal room in the foyer and they cannot be taken into the theatre.

COSTUME REQUIREMENTS

All students will be provided with their costume plus ballet tights (for girls). Hair accessories will be handed out on concert day so please bring bobby pins to secure these on arrival. Costumes are yours to keep after the event.

Please note that all students must wear pink ballet shoes unless otherwise specified with you in person. No child is permitted to dance in bare feet at the concert. If you need assistance with purchasing ballet shoes, please contact us – there are a number of second-hand options available to you.

Note that Hip Hop students will be required to wear sneakers – we will confirm the colour of these soon!

HAIR REQUIREMENTS

Please click the link to read the concert hair requirements for your child’s class. We have also included a video tutorial on how to do a Ballet Bun for those classes that need to.

Preschool Concert Hair Requirements – COMING SOON

Ballet Bun Video Tutorial

MAKEUP 

Very basic makeup is recommended so we can see your little dancer’s features on stage and also on the DVD. We understand however, that some parents may be adverse to makeup and for this reason, it is not compulsory. For those happy to wear makeup, we have prepared a video tutorial for you and also some product and colour recommendations. Any parents strictly against makeup must make this clear to their backstage guardian on drop off.

Preschool Makeup Tutorial

Makeup Product and Colour recommendations

PHOTOGRAPHY & DVD

Professional photos and a DVD of the concert will be available to purchase. We will supply details on how to order by email to all families participating.

ADDITIONAL CONCERT OPPORTUNITY

Some families have expressed an interest in also dancing in our Middle/Adult School end-of-year concert, which we are happy to accommodate. Please express your interest with the office so we can keep you updated on this additional event.

I HAVE A QUESTION YOU HAVEN’T ANSWERED

Please contact us by email if anything is unclear.  Your feedback is welcome and your cooperation and patience is sincerely appreciated.

Happy concert season everyone – enjoy the magic!!

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